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U2 star Bono is set to pay tribute to Elvis Presley in an 850-word poem!
The Irish rocker is such a big Elvis fan that he wrote "American David" back in 1995 and plans on reading it to the world on Britain's BBC - otherwise known as the Bono Broadcasting Corporation.
Bono will recite the "plain but intense" Elvis epic on May 13 on BBC Radio 4.
Bono's a longtime Elvis fan. He picked Elvis in 2004 for the Greatest Artist of all Time issue of Rolling Stone magazine. “Elvis changed everything — musically, sexually, politically,” he said. “In Elvis, you had the whole lot; it’s all there in that elastic voice and body.”
Bono's fascination with Elvis has seen the band record songs such as "Elvis Presley and America," on "The Unforgettable Fire."
And the band recorded parts of the film "Rattle and Hum," at Graceland and Sun Studios where they worked with Presley's engineer, Cowboy Jack Clement. The studios were specially opened so U2 could record tracks in the same place where Presley recorded Mystery Train.
Meanwhile, it's unclear how Elvis fans will react to the poem which contains lines such as “Elvis the bumper stickers/ Elvis the white knickers/ Elvis the white nigger ate at Burger King and just kept getting bigger.”
"Elvis white trash/ Elvis the Memphis flash/ Elvis didn’t smoke hash and woulda been a sissy without Johnny Cash.”